Star Trek: Lower Decks

10 Worst Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

The lives of the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E7

#1 - A Mathematically Perfect Redemption (Season 3 - Episode 7)

A wayward Starfleet ensign struggles to find a path to redemption.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 480 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E1

#2 - Second Contact (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Ensign Tendi has her first day of work on Starfleet's USS Cerritos, where she meets fellow support crew members. Boimler is tasked with a secret special assignment. Rutherford attempts to keep his dating life intact while a disaster strikes the ship.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 1152 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E6

#3 - Terminal Provocations (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The lovable but awkward Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 803 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E2

#4 - Envoys (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Ensigns Boimler and Mariner embark on a shuttle mission to a Klingon compound while Ensigns Tendi and Rutherford spend time together back on the USS Cerritos.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 967 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E1

#5 - Strange Energies (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Approximately three months after the events of the season one finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched on a mission where it ends up in a sci-fi event resulting in "strange energy," which Commander Ransom inadvertently absorbs.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 666 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E4

#6 - Room For Growth (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Mariner, Boimler and Tendi clash with their arch-rivals: Delta Shift. The Cerritos engineers go on mandatory relaxation leave.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 477 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E3

#7 - Temporal Edict (Season 1 - Episode 3)

A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom's mutual lack of respect comes to a head during an away mission.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 865 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E4

#8 - Moist Vessel (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Captain Freeman seeks the ultimate payback after Mariner blatantly disrespects her in front of the crew. A well-meaning Tendi accidentally messes up a Lieutenant's attempt at spiritual ascension and tries to make it right.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 839 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E3

#9 - Mining The Mind's Mines (Season 3 - Episode 3)

On a remote science outpost, stone orbs are bringing fantasies to life. Tendi starts her first day as a Senior Science Officer Trainee.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 489 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E5

#10 - Cupid's Errant Arrow (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Ensign Boimler welcomes his girlfriend Barb onto the USS Cerritos, much to Ensign Mariner’s dismay β€” while Ensigns Ruthford and Tendi have starship envy when the Cerritos rendezvous with the more-advanced USS Vancouver.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 813 votes.

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